About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Today we visited Venezia. After eating breakfast and checking out of the pension, we headed toward St Mark's Square, stopping along the way to take pictures.

We found St Mark's flooded. This was the second time we have experienced flooding in Venice. Katrina wanted to visit a photography exhibit, so Brandon and I took Mom and Dad around the San Marco area. Mom and Dad popped into the cathedral, but much of it was closed.

Piazza San Marco was flooded

Artist in Piazza San Marco

We wandered around the side streets, visited a glass shop with some very unique glass, and relaxed along the Grand Canal. Katrina met up with about an hour later and we decided to take a vaporetto trip along the length of the Grand Canal.

Unique glass shop

The Grand Canal

Venice is romance

After our vaporetto tour we headed back towards the Rialto area sor some shopping and a late lunch. Mom wanted to buy a bag she spotted last night. Katrina and Brandon wanted Chinese for lunch. Mom, Dad and I wanted something different, so we split up for a bit. Mom, Dad and I ended up at a small cafe where they ordered pizzas and I had a hamburger and fries.

After lunch we shopped a bit and made our way back to the hotel to pickup our luggage. Today was a mix of clouds, sun and finally rain. It didn't rain until we were heading to the vaporetto for the ride back to the train station.

We caught the next train to Mestre, loaded up the car and headed home. It was a tiring but fun weekend in Venice. Its truly hard to believe such a wonderful place is only 3 hours from home. Its also hard to believe we have visited Venice six times now.

Tomorrow we will take a rest day at home.

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